The horror series is set to be adapted by Studio MAPPA, the animation house responsible for 'Jujutsu Kaisen' and 'Attack On Titan'.
The Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku anime is based on mangaka Yūji Kaku’s manga. The horror series is not for the faint of heart and is adapted by Studio MAPPA, the animation house responsible for the likes of Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack On Titan, and the upcoming Chainsaw Man. According to Collider, the Jigokuraku anime will be directed by Kaori Makita, with character design by Akitsugu Hisagi and music composition by Yoshiaki Dewa. The grotesque monster-filled series now has a new trailer and poster. The Jump Festa '22 event revealed the new teaser trailer and visual for the television anime adaptation of Yūji Kaku's Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku manga.
Jigokuraku is currently set to premiere sometime in 2022. Here is the synopsis for the dark fantasy anime: "Gabimaru the Hollow, a ninja of Iwagakure Village known for being cold and emotionless, was set up by his fellow ninja and is now on death row. Tired of killing and betrayal, he wants to die. However, no method of execution works on him because as much as the seemingly apathetic Gabimaru refuses to admit it, he does have a reason to live. He wants to return to his wife, who was the reason why he softened up and failed to be an effective assassin. Thus, he refuses to die. Asaemon the Decapitator, a famous executioner, sees this and has a proposal for the ninja. She wants Gabimaru to join an expedition to an island south of Japan in search of the elixir of life in exchange for a full pardon by the Shogunate. However, this island isn't a normal island: it's believed to be Paradise."
According to CBR, Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku manga is written and illustrated by Yuji Kaku while the series began serialization in Shonen Jump+ in 2018 and ended its run in January 2021. There has been a total of 13 collected volumes. The manga's 13th and final volume shipped on April 30.
Hell's Paradise is a dark and bloody action manga with "a Suicide Squad set-up with an Edo Period spin," as per the outlet. The manga builds up suspense like Suicide Squad where you get the feeling right away that anyone in this cast could die at any moment. The outlet also praises the "excellent art, fun characters, and a tense atmosphere" highlighting these points as the success of the series and what draws viewers/readers in. It's an addictive subgenre that's also fast-paced, so we can't wait for it to finally drop!